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Book Reviews Dec 2010

Farm Chicks Christmas

In The Farm Chicks Christmas, Serena Thompson, Country Living contributing editor, shows you how to add special touches to make your celebrations merry and bright.

From handcrafted decorations, to vintage collectibles, to homemade treats, this charming new book covers everything including tree trimming and decorating ideas, giftwrapping tips and holiday recipes.


Good Eats 2: The Middle Years

Alton Brown is back with his latest book, Good Eats 2: The Middle Years. Showcasing everything fans have ever wanted to know about his award-winning television show. Good Eats 2 is full of behind-the-scenes photographs and trivia, science-of-food information, cooking tips, and of course, recipes.

With hundreds of entertaining photographs, along with Brown’s unique line drawings and signature witty writing, this comprehensive companion book conveys the same wildly creative spirit as the show itself.


Living Art: Style Your Home With Flowers

For more than two decades, Oliver Giugni has been elevating and revolutionizing the art of floral arranging. Now, for the first time, his visually stunning and utterly original masterpieces are featured in book form. With more than 200 photographs and intimate descriptions, In Living Art: Style Your Home With Flowers will have a prominent place for anyone who admires natural beauty.


Reinventing The Classics

Filled with more than 100 new and improved recipes for classic dishes, Reinventing the Classics presents brilliantly simple ways to make familiar flavors taste fresh and exciting. This collection by Food & Wine Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin offers a whole new culinary repertoire inspired by dishes we all know and love.



Microcosmos by Brandon Broll is a remarkable photo journey into everyday life though spectacular microscopic images produced with the latest microphotography technologies. Each page features a single image, a remarkable close-up that reveals form, shape and color in incredible detail.


The Just Bento Cookbook

The Just Bento Cookbook: Everyday Lunches to Go by Makiko Itoh presents 150 recipes for both Japanese and not-so- Japanese food that’s bento-perfect.

In the new book, Itoh combines her expertise and specially created recipes to offer 25 menus incorporating both Japanese classics and innovative adaptations of Western favorites.


Practical Green Remodeling

Green building expert Barry Katz makes a convincing argument for remodeling and how to be green in Practical Green Remodeling: Down-to-Earth Solutions for Everyday Homes. He guides readers through what can be a complex and overwhelming process, and explains how different choices impact a home’s overall green quotient, as well as its bottom line.


I’m Dreaming Of A Green Christmas

This holiday season, Anna Getty — environmental advocate, writer, television personality, chef, mother and organic living expert — helps families reduce their carbon footprint and save money without sacrificing style or tradition.

I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas offers advice on choosing a tree, mitigating the negative effects of necessary travel, recycling post-holiday and favorite holiday recipes and homemade craft ideas.

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